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Working on improving humor:

 1 Darkblood Carnagefang, Mon, 13th May '13 2:43:00 PM from Middle of Nowhere Relationship Status: Drift compatible
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Recently, I have been writing a story, which at its core is The Secret World meets Artix Entertainment.

My main problem is that I'm very bad at humor. At most, I can make a bad pun or two once in a while, and even those aren't good.

Example - The leader of North Korea is so Kim Jung Uncool. See how bad that was?

So, I ask you all, any good tips or tricks for improving humor, especially to put in writing?

Help would be much appreciated.
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 2 demarquis, Tue, 14th May '13 10:14:47 AM from Hell, USA Relationship Status: Buried in snow, waiting for spring
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Youtube is your friend. Start watching more stand-up. Be sure to think of it as "research"!
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 3 Wheezy, Tue, 14th May '13 7:36:15 PM from Tampa, FL. Again.
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edited 14th May '13 7:37:17 PM by Wheezy

 4 Kyler Thatch, Tue, 14th May '13 7:58:45 PM Relationship Status: Don't hug me; I'm scared
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I've heard at least one author saying that their time in an improv comedy troupe helped with writing humor.
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Not sure if this helps or reassures you, but in my opinion, even "uncool" humour has a certain cache and charm about it; in the innocent, Adorkable, Nerds Are Sexy kind of way.

edited 15th May '13 2:37:33 AM by peasant

 7 Wheezy, Wed, 15th May '13 8:36:09 PM from Tampa, FL. Again.
(That Guy You Met Once)
This helps.
 8 Salmon Punch, Thu, 30th May '13 7:45:25 AM from Connecticutt, USA
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Read books by humor writers. Terry Pratchett, Bill Bryson, Douglas Adams, etc... You will start absorbing some of their sense of humor naturally, it worked for me.
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